How do you bake Italian pineapple cookies?


Quick Answer

Italian pineapple cookies are made using brown sugar, shortening, crushed pineapple and flour. Combine the ingredients to form a soft dough and drop them onto a greased cookie sheet. The result is a soft, fluffy cookie that even novice bakers can prepare.

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Pineapple Cookies

The most important step in this recipe is draining the pineapple well. Leaving too much liquid will result in soggy cookies.

Prep time: 10 min.

Cook time: 15 min.

Ready in: 25 min.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Grease a cookie sheet and preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Cream the shortening and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg and beat well to combine. Stir in the vanilla and pineapple.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Once combined, slowly stir into the shortening mixture.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto the greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 325 F for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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